Focal Press Book: Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century

Focal Press Book: Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century

Focal Press Book: Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century

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  • Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices
  • Rigging Safety and Related Topics
  • Edited by Bill Sapsis
  • Forward by Monona Rossol
  • VitalSource Bookshelf E-Book: 288 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: September 2014
  • Arena and Performer Rigging
  • Stage Automation
  • Safety and Medical Issues
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From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, the paperback book Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century, Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics from Focal Press provides you with insider information on rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them. Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology, as manually operated rigging has given way to motorized systems in both permanent and touring productions, and greater attention has been paid to standardizing safety practices. This book leads you through what is currently happening in the industry, why it's happening, and how. Accessible for riggers and non-riggers alike, it contains details on the technology and methodology used to achieve the startling effects found in concerts and stage shows.

With a foreword written by Monona Rossol, this text contains contributions from industry leaders including: Rocky Paulson, Bill Gorlin, Tray Allen, Roy Bickel, Keith Bohn, Karen Butler, Stuart Cox, Bill Sapsis, Dan Culhane, Eddie Raymond, Chris Higgs, Carla Richters, Joe McGeough, and Scott Fisher.

Foreword - Monona Rossol
Chapter 1: Forces & Formulas - Rocky Paulson
Chapter 2: Structural Behavior - Bill Gorlin
Chapter 3: Lighting Truss - Tray Allen
Chapter 4: Arena Rigging - Roy Bickel
Chapter 5: Outdoor Roof Structures - Keith Bohn
Chapter 6: Counterweight Rigging - Karen Butler
Chapter 7: Aerialist Rigging - Stu Cox
Chapter 8: Performer Flying - Joe McGeough
Chapter 9: Stage Automation - Scott Fisher
Chapter 10: The Mechanics of Stage Automation - Dan Culhane
Chapter 11: Training in the Twenty-First Century (US version) - Eddie Raymond
Chapter 12: Training in the Twenty-First Century (UK version) - Chris Higgs
Chapter 13: Working Safely at Height - Bill Sapsis
Chapter 14: Medical Issues in Fall Arrest/Rescue - Carla D. Richters
Editor Bio
Bill Sapsis has been involved with the entertainment industry for over 40 years. In 1981 he started Sapsis Rigging, Inc. and developed the company into an internationally recognized leader in the design and installation of stage equipment. He is a current member of the ETCP Council and Chair of the Rigging Working Group for PLASA NA. He also sits on the PLASA Foundation's Board of Directors and is a member of the Behind The Scenes committee. He is the recipient of the 2010 EVA Swan Award, PLASA NA's highest honor. Bill is a USITT Fellow and a past member of the USITT Board of Directors. Bill also co-produces the highly acclaimed North American Theatre and Engineering Conference in New York City.
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Focal Press 978-0-415-70274-4 specs

Editor Bill Sapsis
Format Paperback
Pages 288
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published September 2014
ISBN Number 9780415702744
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8"

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